I’ve been an administrator for 12 years, and never experienced anything like this.
It appears there was an altercation between two of our students that no one else witnessed. The next class period, one of the students self-reported himself to a teacher. They were both 9th graders and have been learning about the Character & Leadership traits in Global Perspectives. The student said he didn’t feel he was displaying good character if he didn’t turn himself in and he didn’t want that weighing on his mind. When I talked to him, he told me what he did, apologized, and created his own punishment. When I went to get the other student involved, I was basically met with the exact same thing. Before I had a chance to say anything to both students, they had apologized to each other, discussed how stupid their actions were, promised to never do anything like this again, and told me they understood they had to face consequences.
The reason I share this with everyone, is because they both talked about how the Character & Leadership curriculum has made them really think about who they are and how important it is to have good character.